Question/Concerns from a disappointed 2013 Cruze LTZ owner.
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    Question/Concerns from a disappointed 2013 Cruze LTZ owner.

    So I had a question a while back and I can't seem to confirm one way or another... apparently I have a unique complaint??

    I attached a picture to hopefully help. When I got the Cruze the button that is circled was colored, recently it is always grayed out. When I hit the button it would launch Pandora on my Galaxy Nexus that is attached via bluetooth to the car (phone screen would be black with pandora on it with arrows saying bluetooth transfer, this is important)

    Now when it is grayed out the button does nothing, obviously. However I am still able to send audio through the bluetooth audio option.
    The service department said that the button was something associated with OnStar?? Which makes no sense since it was accessing my cellphone... Or am I missing something? It may sound trivial but it was fairly high on the list of selling points for me when buying the car.


    The other issue is the passenger door rattles when the volume is at all high on the stereo... the solution "turn down the bass". What the **** is that?!? I want the rattling fixed not, to work around it on a car that has 1000 miles on it.

    Lastly my gas mileage is complete garbage, that was addressed ad nauseum in another thread. But to get 25 or so when EPA estimates are quite a bit higher. -End Rant-

    Thanks for any help.
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    Are you launching pandora on your phone first and then pushing the button?

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    The door rattle is either something loose inside the door or the speaker bezel itself. To verify which, turn the volume up until you hear the rattle and then put your hand on the speaker bezel. If the rattle stops you found it. Tracking down rattles can be very frustrating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by obermd View Post
    The door rattle is either something loose inside the door or the speaker bezel itself. To verify which, turn the volume up until you hear the rattle and then put your hand on the speaker bezel. If the rattle stops you found it. Tracking down rattles can be very frustrating.
    What about if you just faded the sound to that speaker and away from it. Better than going deaf for a minute.

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    25 mpg is nothing to complain about ... its a new car and its winter
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    So I can launch Pandora on my phone and it works through bluetooth audio, the button itself on the car is still unavailable.

    When I got the car I was able to launch Pandora through the touchscreen in the car, and I feel like I still should be able to. I was told it was an OnStar feature, not only does that not make sense but I still have the trial version of OnStar. Also like I said above, hitting the button in the car activated my phone... and thus making an OnStar account meaningless. Again unless I am missing something, I am not very car savvy, but I know my way around electronics better than most.
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    obermd: I have done a bit of troubleshooting, but it seems like holding panels on the door seem to make it better, but not all the way. I don't really want to do much troubleshooting myself... well because I shouldn't have to...

    I am far less than pleased with the answer, "The bass was all the way up, so we turned it down." I want them to make the rattling happen, and then correct said rattling and not give me a half assed work around. The bass is up because that is the only way it sounds decent.

    Thanks for the suggestion though. I am going to be calling and having a discussion with the service manager tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MjC View Post
    25 mpg is nothing to complain about ... its a new car and its winter
    And I can accept that after reading the original thread I made about it. It's garbage but apparently shouldn't have been unexpected.
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    For the gas mileage, in Buffalo traffic 25 mpg is decent for a new LTZ during the winter. It'll get better. I was in Cheektowaga and Amherst last weekend and only got ~32 mpg zipping down Union and Transit between all the traffic and the lights. The door issue should be easy enough to fix, once it's acknowledged.
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    You do realize the Cruze is rated at 26
    Mpg in town? 25 isn't bad for cold weather, and in city driving its really not bad for most cars. My old sedan was rated at 25 mpg highway


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